Monday 2 November 2009

Binchester in Second Life

One of the principal investigators on the Durham-Stanford Binchester Research Project is Dr Gary Devore, who amongst other research interests is exploring the potential for Virtual Reality can be used to present information about the Roman world. Using the virtual world platform of Second Life he has created a fantastic reconstruction of the bath-house at Binchester. There is also a more extended exploration of the way in which Second Life is being used to present the Roman past. It all looks fabulous. All I want now is a virtual Bincheste I can upload into Rome:Total War!


  1. The possibilities for virtual reconstruction and presentation are amazing. Would it be possible to display this 3D reconstruction in Google Earth? I believe that a series of 3D reconstructions of ancient sites and monuments would be a very useful tool in the Google Earth, as their relations to each other and their surroundings would be more apparent there than in a fictional virtual world.

  2. Actually Torin Golding inside Second Life built the reconstruction. I am working with Torin on the Virtual Worlds Project.